Gautam Adani was the richest Indian this year. Together, they increased their net worth by $135.84 billion.
Of the ten men with the greatest increase in wealth, Indian billionaires Gautam Adani was the richest in 2022. Of the remaining nine, there are three Americans, three French, two Chinese and one Swiss. Together, they have increased their net worth by $135.84 billion. They accumulate a total of $395.4 billion of their wealth.
The survey was conducted on December 24 as part of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index rankings.
Al-Adani still ranks third in this year’s ranking of the biggest billionaires; see below for the two classifications.
The 10 richest men in 2022 have amassed a fortune of 1,077 trillion dollars. In the ranking of the top 10 billionaires, 7 Americans, 2 Indians and 1 French.
The richest man on the planet is Frenchman Bernard Arnault, who this month displaced Elon Musk from the top of the list of the world’s richest men. Musk topped the ranking last year with an estimated wealth of $270 billion.
Among the ten richest tycoons on the planet, Gautam Adani was the one who saw the biggest increase in his fortunes compared to last year. The person who had the biggest drop in his assets is precisely Elon Musk, with a loss of 132,000 million dollars. Jeff Bezos is in second place with a loss of $84.1 billion.
Look at the Ranking of the 10 Richest Men in 2022
Of the 10 billionaires who have achieved the largest increase in their wealth, only one is ranked among the 10 richest men in the world. See below the increase in value and total wealth in 2022 and its position in the overall ranking.
Gautam Adani (Raise $33.8 billion – Total wealth $110 billion) – 3rd overall
Gautam Adani, 60, is the founder of the Adani Group, India’s largest port operator, which also has interests in airports, power generation and transmission, cement, real estate and green energy, among other businesses.
The Ahmedabad-based Infrastructure Group also has businesses in coal production and trading. Adani wants to be the world’s largest producer of green energy and has said that he will invest up to $70 billion in renewable energy projects.
Adani acquired a 74% stake in Mumbai International Airport, the second busiest airport in India, becoming the largest airport operator in the country. In 2022, Adani also buys the Indian assets of the Swiss company Holcim for US$10.5 billion to become the second largest cement producer in India.
Jeff Yas (a gain of $29.1 billion – total wealth $32.9 billion) – 33rd overall
Jeff Yass, 64, is a co-founder of Susquehanna International Group, one of the largest brokerage firms on Wall Street. Susquehanna has invested in hundreds of private companies around the world, including ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok.
Rodolphe Saade (an increase of $11.3 billion – total wealth $17.3 billion) – 87 overall
Rodolphe Saade, 52, owns CMA CGM, the world’s third-largest container shipping company, founded by his late father, Jacques Saade, and headquartered in Marseille, France.
Rudolph controls the company along with his brothers Tania Saada Zini and Jacques Saada Jr., as well as his mother, Naila. The company operates more than 500 vessels serving 420 commercial ports in 160 countries.
Zhang Yiming (an increase of $10.4 billion – total wealth $54.9 billion) – 22nd overall
Zhang Yiming, 38, is the founder of the tech giant ByteDance, which owns TikTok. The Beijing-based company also owns the Toutiao news aggregation service and one of China’s largest private hospital networks.
The billionaire founded ByteDance in 2012 in a four-bedroom apartment in Beijing and months later launched news aggregation app Toutiao.
Alain Wertheimer (an increase of $9.8 billion – total wealth $42.7 billion) – 27th place overall
Alain Wertheimer, 74, is the president of Chanel, the French luxury brand. He owns the company with his brother Gerard, who oversees the watch division. It was founded by his grandfather, Pierre Wertheimer, along with fashion designer Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel. The billionaire’s other assets include vineyards and racehorses in France.
Gerard Wertheimer (an increase of $9.8 billion – total wealth $42.7 billion) – 28th place overall
Gerard Wertheimer, 71, is the brother of Alain Wertheimer and also the owner of the French luxury brand Chanel. Gerard runs the watch division of the company and lives in Switzerland. It was founded by his grandfather, Pierre Wertheimer, along with fashion designer Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel. The billionaire’s other assets include vineyards in France and Napa Valley, California.
Colin Huang ($9 billion increase – total wealth $29.6 billion) – 39 overall
Colin Huang, 42, also known as Huang Zheng, is the founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Pinduoduo. The company raised $1.6 billion in a US initial public offering in July 2018 amid criticism over its alleged sale of counterfeit goods.
Huang also founded the online gaming company Xinyoudi and the online e-commerce platform Ouku.com. The Microsoft billionaire trained in Beijing and Seattle before beginning his career at Google in 2004.
Harold Hamm (+$8.7bn – Total wealth $22.4bn) – 60th overall
Harold Hamm, 77, is the founder of Continental Resources, one of the largest independent oil companies in the United States, based in Oklahoma. The company is the largest oil producer in the Bakken oil basin of North Dakota and Montana in the United States.
Continental currently produces 400,000 barrels of oil and gas a day. Together, Hamm and his five children own more than 80% of the company.
Ken Griffin ($7.6 billion raise – Total wealth $28.9 billion) – 41st overall
Ken Griffin, 54, founded Citadel, a Miami-based hedge fund company that manages some $57 billion in assets. He is also the founder of Citadel Securities, one of Wall Street’s largest market makers, responsible for one in five stock trades in the United States.
During the pandemic, Griffin funded the rescue of 800 US citizens from Wuhan, China, and donated $45 million to community initiatives in cities like Chicago and Miami. Griffin has donated $1.5 billion to charitable causes.
Guillaume Pousaz ($6.3 billion increase – total wealth $14 billion) – 114 overall
Guillaume Pousaz is the founder and CEO of Checkout, a $40 billion fintech startup. The London-based company offers payment processing in more than 150 currencies. Founded in 2012, it has more than 1,700 employees in approximately 19 offices around the world. As of January 2022, Checkout.com has raised a billion dollars from private investors.